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hallucinate

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verb hal·lu·ci·nate \hə-ˈlü-sə-ˌnāt\

Simple Definition of hallucinate

  • : to see or sense something or someone that is not really there : to have hallucinations

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hallucinate

hallucinated

hallucinating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to affect with visions or imaginary perceptions

  3. 2 :  to perceive or experience as a hallucination

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to have hallucinations

hallucinator

play \-ˌnā-tər\ noun

Examples of hallucinate in a sentence

  1. The patient may hallucinate if she has a fever.



Origin and Etymology of hallucinate

Latin hallucinatus, past participle of hallucinari, allucinari to prate, dream, modification of Greek alyein to be distressed, to wander


First Known Use: circa 1834


Medical Dictionary

hallucinate

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verb hal·lu·ci·nate \hə-ˈlüs-ən-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of hallucinate

hallucinated

;

hallucinating

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to affect with visions or imaginary perceptions <the patient is not hallucinated>

  4. 2:  to perceive or experience as a hallucination <may hallucinate monsters or attackers—M. J. Horowitz>

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to have hallucinations




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